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"My Husband's Nine Wives", page 410
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monogamy married to one person at a time I favor a monogamous marriage.
bigamythe illegal practice of attempting to contract marriage to more than one person. Jose was still married in Mexico when he committed bigamy in California.
polygamy the practice of having more than one marriage partnerPolygamy is allowed in several Arab-speaking countries.
polyandry a type of polygamy in which the woman has many husbandsPolyandry was practiced by the Queens of Hawaii in ancient times.
paradox a riddle; a seeming contradiction It seems a paradox that a woman would favor polygamy.
"at first blush" in the beginning At first blush, you wouldn't expect that she was a drug addict.
commiserate to talk sympathetically with another personThe wives commiserated with each other's troubles.
spontaneity unplanned actionThey spontaneously decided to go to the movies when their other plans fell through.

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  1. a riddle, a seeming contradiction, the opposite happends of what is expected... spontaneity paradox commiserate gimmick

  2. relating to how we acquire knowledge... cavalier inherently cognitive reprisal

  3. a type of multiple marriage in which the woman has many husbands... polyandry monogamy polygamy at first blush

  4. in the beginning, meeting a thing, person or idea for the first time.... sponaneity paradox commiserate at first blush

  5. a tricky device... reprimand reprisal gimmick bigamy

  6. married to one person at a time... polygamy monogamy gimmick bigamy

  7. the illegal practice of attempting to contract marriage to more than one person... polygamy foul shot enhancing bigamy

  8. the scientific term for having more than one marriage partner... polygamy monogamy spontaneity bigamy

  9. to talk sympathetically with another person... paradox blush spontaneity commiserate

  10. unplanned action... paradox blush spontaneity commiserate


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